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(1) Four Dogs and One Cat

I have 4 dogs and 1 cat. 2 of my dogs like my cat. How many of my dogs don't like my cat?

by Allison, age 7, grade 2
Saline, Michigan, U.S.
August 28, 2002
(2) Messy Cats

Ten cats are clean. Four cats ran through the mud. How many cats are messy?

by Kylie, age 10, grade 4
Mrs. L's class
Ohio, U.S.
August 30, 2002
(3) The Chase

There were 7 cats. A dog chased 1 cat away. How many cats are left?

by Cameron, age 7, grade 1
Guildford West Primary School
Miss Mifsud's class
Sydney, Australia
September 5, 2002
(4) Golf Problem

I threw 8 balls. 6 were out of the putting green. How many balls do I have left on the green?

by no name, age 8, grade 3
Colegio Nueva Granada
Mr. Steve's class
Bogota, Colombia
September 5, 2002
(5) Party Dogs

Five dogs were at a party. One left. Then two more dogs came. How many dogs are at the party now?

by Ryan, age 11, grade 6
Torrington Middle School
Mrs. Dzialo's class
Torrington, Connecticut, U.S.
September 22, 2002
(6) Puppies

Andrea has five puppies. Her friend Tatiana gave her five more puppies. How many puppies does she have now?

by Claudia, age 9, grade 5
St. Santomas More School
Ms. Johns' class
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
September 27, 2002
(7) Zac Man

There are 8 boys sitting on a fence. 4 left. How many boy sare still on the fence?

by Zachary, age 7, grade 2
Lomie Heard School
Mrs. Bush's class
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
October 1, 2002
(8) Test

I have been taking a test for one hour. The test is 2 hours long. How long have I been taking the test?????????????

by Katie
October 2, 2002
(9) The Newspaper

There are 14 newpapers. 6 have just been bought. How many newspapers have been bought?

by Justine, age 9, grade 3
Sierra Vista Elementary School
Miss Knuth's class
Pueblo West
October 6, 2002
(10) Animals

I have 8 animals and two of them ran away. How many animals are left?

by Nancy, age 8, grade 3
Maquatua Eeyou School
Jessi White's class
Wemindji, PQ
October 7, 2002

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